Ranking: Athens International Film Festival 2013

The films I watched in the festival, ranked and rated. (19-29/9/2013)
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1.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ 8.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
2.
Short Term 12 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. (96 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
3.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
“ 7.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
4.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. (109 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ 7.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
5.
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa... (100 mins.)
“ 7.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
6.
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 7.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
7.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 7.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
8.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
9.
Don Jon (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. (90 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
10.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. (85 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
“ 7/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
11.
Coldwater (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincent Grashaw
“ 7/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
12.
The Dress (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An artist, a school girl, a maid, a train conductor and a business executive are drawn into a great wheel of misfortune as all their lives are touched by the existence of one very particular summer dress. (103 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
13.
Pather Panchali (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ 6.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
14.
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge... (110 mins.)
“ 6.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
15.
Cheap Thrills (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. (88 mins.)
Director: E.L. Katz
“ 6.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
16.
Harmony Lessons (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat. (120 mins.)
Director: Emir Baigazin
“ 6.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
17.
Upstream Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
“ 6/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
18.
Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. (86 mins.)
“ 5.5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
19.
In Fear (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Driving to a music festival in Ireland, a new couple become lost and are then set upon by a tormentor with an unknown motive. (85 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
“ 5/10 ” - cinefilikos
 
20.
On the Job (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Filipino crime thriller inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials. (118 mins.)
Director: Erik Matti
“ 4.5/10 ” - cinefilikos